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2nd Edition

Vocabulary at the Core
Teaching the Common Core Standards

ISBN 9781596672116
Published August 15, 2012 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Vocabulary at the Core, the expanded and updated edition of Vocabulary at the Center (© 2009), is the definitive guide for every teacher engaged in helping students learn essential academic vocabulary.  In clear, precise language, Benjamin and Crow explain why vocabulary is at the core of all learning and communicating and why word study should play a more significant role in English class and across the curriculum—as emphasized by the Common Core State Standards.

You will learn...

  • How words get learned and stay learned.
  • Why teachers must emphasize useful academic words.
  • Why rote memorization doesn’t work and why students need opportunities for deep processing.
  • How and why to teach derivations, collocations, register, idioms, and gender.
  • How and why to teach context clues, fluency, and pronunciation.
  • The benefits of graphic organizers and word games in the classroom.

Each chapter includes engaging, easy-to-implement classroom applications that are correlated to the Common Core State Standards and will fit seamlessly into your lesson plans.

BONUS! Vocabulary at the Core also provides ideas for formative and summative assessments.

    Table of Contents

    User's Guide

    Chapter 1: Vocabulary at the Core
    Chapter 2: What Do You Know When You "Know" a Word?
    Chapter 3: What Words Do We Teach?
    Chapter 4: Receptive vs. Productive Vocabulary
    Chapter 5: Brain-Based Vocabulary Learning
    Chapter 6: How Words Stay Learned
    Chapter 7: Depth of Processing: The Key to Durable Vocabulary Learning
    Chapter 8: Guessing from Context
    Chapter 9: Assessment

    Appendix A: Generic Academic Vocabulary
    Appendix B: Latin and Greek Word Components
    Appendix C: Shallow vs. Deep Processing
    Appendix D: Vocabulary Quizzes
    Appendix E: Phrasal Verbs and Their Latinate Counterparts
    Appendix F: Model Activity for Vocabulary Expansion: Let's Get Kids Talking About Words
    Appendix G: Anchor Activities for Vocabulary Development
    Appendix H: Frequency of Occurrence
    Appendix I: Correlation to the Common Core

    Works Cited

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    Amy Benjamin (National Literacy Consultant, USA) (Author) , John T. Crow (Author